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The author of the book: Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN 13: 9781844085903
Language: English
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Edition: Virago Press Ltd
Date of issue: April 7th 2011
ISBN: 1844085902

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Unruly, unpredictable, love is a maddening deity. He has us singing in the rain or tearing our hair out. Or duelling with his shadows, hate, jealousy and loss. This book tangles with the paradoxes of love through the span of our lives - from rapturous love to love in 'marriage', in the family and in friendship. It investigates love's shifts and continuities from the Greeks to the present and examines our present hyper-sexualized predicament. Drawing on a wide range of sources, ALL ABOUT LOVE shows us how without the varying attachments love puts in place, we would have little of our individuality, less literature, and arguably no society. In her brilliant new book, prize-winning author of MAD, BAD AND SAD: WOMEN AND THE MIND DOCTORS, Lisa Appignanesi searches for the meaning of an emotion.


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Elżbieta Borensztejn was born on 4 January 1946 in Łódź, Poland, the daughter of Hena and Aaron Borensztejn with Jewish origin. Following her birth, her parents moved to Paris, France, and in 1951 they emigrating to Canada. She grew up in the province of Quebec - first in a small Laurentian town, subsequently in Montreal.

She graduated from McGill University with a B.A. degree in 1966 and her M.A. the following year. During 1970-71 she was a staff writer for the Centre for Community Research in New York City and is a former University of Essex lecturer in European Studies. She was a founding member and editorial director of the Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative. Through the eighties she was a Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK, for whom she also edited the seminal Documents Series and established ICA television and the video Writers in Conversation series.

She produced several made for television films and had written a number of books before devoting herself to writing fulltime in 1990. In recognition of her contribution to literature, Lisa Appignanesi has been honoured with a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government. In 2004, she became Deputy President of English PEN and has run its highly successful 'Free Expression is No Offence Campaign' against the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. In 2008 she became President of English PEN. She writes for The Guardian, The Independent and has made several series for BBC Radio 4, as well as frequently appearing as a cultural commentator.

In 1967, she married Richard Appignanesi, another writer, with whom she had one son in 1975, Josh Appignanesi, a film director. They divorced in 1984. With her life partner John Forrester, she had a daugther, Katrina Forrester, a Research Fellow in the history of modern political thought at St John's College, Cambridge. She lives in London.


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When you regret the book ends!

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The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

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I read the whole book with a stupid smile on my face. General advice to everyone!




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